Commentators still dismiss Donald Trump as a summertime fling. But Trump's tropes are not simply ravings. They are making a case that many Americans want to hear.
This week, Donald Trump gave the 2016 presidential election its best unofficial campaign slogan yet. Meanwhile, the Duggar family is proving harder to get rid of than a coldsore.
Former right-wing senator Phil Gram seems to have developed a new empathy for people who are demonized. He turned up on Capitol Hill recently, wailing that overpaid corporate chieftains are actually — get this — victims of public bigotry.
Ten years later, the Bush administration's failed response to Hurricane Katrina is a heartrending example of conservatism's most devastating failure, and its most catastrophic success.
Companies that did not use this tax dodge have already paid their taxes. Letting these multinational corporations off would reward the multinationals for dodging, and give them a tremendous advantage over companies that paid their taxes.
When Republican governors promise to bring their budget-balancing skills to Washington, it is worth knowing that those skills involve number-fudging and willful blindness.
Republican candidates start with appropriately grandiloquent anger about the moral depravity of income inequality. But they are as adept as a bunch of monkeys when it comes to solutions.
GOP candidates have occasionally used the right buzzwords – inequality, opportunity, middle class – but they are dramatically failing to give the true explanation about how our economy ended up the way it is.
News of former president Bill Clinton’s private phone calls to Donald Trump pin the weeks before the billionaire launched his presidential bid raised several eyebrows in Washington. It could cause wingnut heads to explode.
A new generation of activists have sharpened the view of the threshold candidates must cross to earn the vote of African Americans, and once again Republican candidates are showing themselves incapable of rising to the challenge.
A beloved lion named Cecil was lured out of his sanctuary in Zimbabwe, and killed by an American hunter. The world mourned, and wingnuts roared that the lion’s death drew attention away from their scam to bring down Planned Parenthood.
Today is Medicare’s fiftieth birthday. It’s improved the lives of millions of Americans, and it can as much for even more people. That’s why Republicans have never stopped trying to end it.
At long last Republican presidential hopefuls crept out of their foxholes, where they’d been cowering and maintaining radio silence, to attack Donald Trump. How noble of them.
We rounded up of the opinions of the Republican presidential candidates on the minimum wage. A few see the light, but most of them oppose supporting American workers with a wage increase. A few even advocate getting rid of it altogether.
The barely-a-billionaire bully has taken over the GOP’s presidential primary playground. The Republican presidential debate will now take place after school, by the flagpole.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker says that he, out of all the GOP candidates, will be “a president who will fight and win for America.” His record as governor shows how much America stands to lose if Walker wins.
Congressional leaders are warning that we are headed for yet another failure to pass a new federal budget, which will result in “major cuts in programs that create jobs and make a difference in people’s lives.”
Ohio governor John Kasich, the 16th candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, is neither the moderate Republican nor the “compassionate conservative” he pretends to be, but he still won’t get the nomination.
Scott Walker is the perfect example of how billionaires can purchase justice to protect their pet politicians. That’s why the Wisconsin Supreme Court dropped its probe into whether Walker criminally violated campaign finance law.
This week, wingnuts attacked Planned Parenthood, with deceptively edited video that would make James O’Keefe proud, got "trumped" again by Donald Trump, and freaked out over the Iran anti-nuke deal.
When Republicans finally choose their nominee for president, he or she will be already bought and paid, for by one or more of the GOP sugar daddies of the 2016 election.
Hillary Clinton focuses not just on economic growth, but on fair growth that benefits everyone. Jeb Bush promises a 4 percent growth rate, but even if he succeeded the vast majority of the country would be left behind.
As a result of Bush’s “work harder” scolding, Americans know what that symbol is at the end of the name Jeb! on all his presidential campaign literature. It’s a whip handle and blood splotch. As President, he’d crack Americans into shape.
The deal that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has reached with European Union leaders seems less a bailout of Greece's economy and more of a prelude to an overthrow of the leftist Syrzia majority running the country.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has scored the biggest sugar daddies in the GOP presidential primary, but it may not be enough to get him the Republican presidential nomination, or the White House.
Scott Walker will announce for president today. After standing for 25 primary and general elections in 25 years, Walker has now set his eyes on the White House. Here is what you need to know about Walker’s record.
The Confederate battle flag at South Carolina’s capitol was finally lowered today, after flying for more than half a century. Many American’s cheered as the symbol of hatred and bigotry finally came down. Wingnuts, not so much.
As of this morning, the Confederate battle flag no longer flies at South Carolina’s capitol. The work to remove this symbol of hatred from the capitol is finished. Now begins the work of exorcising the legacy of the past it represents.
South Carolina's Senate vote to remove the Confederate battle flag is an important first step towards honestly addressing our shared history, and the ways its legacy still haunts us 150 years after the end of the Civil War.
It’s been almost a week since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Was that enough time for wingnuts to calm down and realize the Court gave them an escape hatch from the “culture war”? Of course not.
It's refreshing to see a Republican candidate identify inner-city poverty as a major underlying criminal justice issue. But Sen. Paul’s conservative economic policies would only exacerbate poverty in struggling black communities.
Greece is now on the brink. The referendum on July 5 offers Greek voters only a choice of calamities. The common narrative of this crisis is deeply misleading. Greece's failure is, in the end, Europe's shame.
It’s official. Chris Christie is running for president. The only reason for Christie’s run appears to be either his outsized ego or deep delusion about his chances of winning.
There was much rejoicing among proponents of equality and fairness on Friday, when the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in all 50 states. Among fans of discrimination and inequality, there was despair.
It’s been a rough week for right wingers. First, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. The next day, it legalized gay marriage across the country. Nothing enrages wingnuts like the “wrong” people enjoying health and happiness.
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act for the second time, it's time for Republican governors to stop denying coverage to millions more and expand their Medicaid programs.
Two years ago Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal urged the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” Jindal went on to become the primary leader of “the stupid party.” Now, he’s running to be leader of the free world.
While he alone held the gun, and pulled the trigger, the shooter’s manifesto reveals the right-wing fingerprints all over the racist act of terrorism in Charleston, South Carolina.
Even as the rest of the country reeled from the horror of the shooting that killed nine at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the right-wing began its shameful spin of what can only be called an act of terror.
Three European leftist party leaders are appealing to lawmakers and activists in the United States to push the International Monetary Fund to stop the imposition of austerity policies in Greece.